Film by Ursula Macfarlane depicts disgraced movie mogul as serial sexual predator
It's not been a very good 10 days for Harvey Weinstein.
The former movie mogul learned last week that actress Annabella Sciorra would testify against him at his upcoming trial on charges of rape and other sexual crimes. The Sopranos star has alleged Weinstein sexually assaulted her in her New York apartment in 1993. While the statute of limitations keeps Weinstein from being charged in that case, prosecutors obtained a fresh indictment that will allow Sciorra to testify to details of the alleged incident, which could serve to illustrate a damning pattern of behavior.
Labor Day Weekend added more tarnish to Weinstein's reputation as the documentary Untouchable debuted on the Hulu streaming platform. Ursula Macfarlane's film - described by the New York Times as an "all-too-real introduction to a chilling chapter of a Hollywood horror story" - depicts the producer as a serial sexual predator. Rosanna Arquette and Paz De La Huerta are among close to a dozen women who appear in the film to recount alleged traumatic encounters with Weinstein, ranging from rape to unwanted sexual advances.
The film premiered in Britain on BBC2 Sunday night, reportedly attracting an audience of 1 million viewers.
Weinstein maintains all of his sexual encounters were consensual. He pleaded not guilty most recently to the indictment containing the allegations from Sciorra.
I covered the world premiere of Untouchable at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Watch below to see what Arquette and Macfarlane had to say about the documentary and Harvey Weinstein.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.